Tuesday November 4,
Indiana Interchurch Center,
1100 W. 42nd St. Indianapolis
Contact: Valerie Khokhar at [email protected]
Join a very special event on November 4 that will bring together many of the groups and individuals from around Central Indiana working to put an end to human trafficking, at home and in other countries. It will be a chance for groups to showcase what they are doing, and what they hope to achieve in the future. The format will be informal, the structure intended to facilitate new collaboration. Any group is welcome to display information about their activities. It’s free and open to all, so please forward this invitation to anyone you think would be interested in attending.
The issue of ending human trafficking has mobilized a wide range of support and activism in Indiana.
- Churches, schools and college clubs organize fundraisers for global nonprofit organizations devoted to putting an end to slavery in the 21st century
- Students take alternative spring breaks, and people of faith go on short-term missions to work with organizations that rehabilitate trafficking victims
- Socially responsible tourism companies help connect Hoosiers to projects and initiatives intended to prevent trafficking in countries such as India, Cambodia, and Thailand
- Closer to home, several dozen legal service providers, nonprofits, law enforcement and government agencies, and faith-based organizations collaborate to raise awareness of and provide services to victims of trafficking in Indiana
On November 4th, Provocate, INDYthinks and other groups will bring together representatives of all these groups to facilitate new and innovative partnerships to stop human trafficking at home and in other countries. We’ll explore new ways to raise support for concrete projects helping victims of trafficking and preventing this sort of abuse all together. We’ll brainstorm about how alternative spring breaks and short-term mission trips can have a uniquely positive impact. We’ll help connect those who are passionate about ending trafficking to volunteer and employment opportunities.
A particular goal of this event is to connect people with a passion to end human trafficking in other countries with opportunities to transform Central Indiana.
If you would like to have a table to display information about your group, please contact Valerie Khokhar at [email protected]. If you know other groups who should participate, please let us know and we will invite them.
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